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95bFM's long-running green issues feature Green Desk, with Jack Marshall.

The Green Desk: Plant Perspectives With Rising CO2

Paul Newton from AgResearch joins Jack Marshall on the Greendesk to discuss rising CO2 levels in relation to NZ's plants, Paul Newton from AgResearch joins Jack Marshall on the Greendesk to discuss rising CO2 levels in relation to NZ's plants,, 13.41 MB
Tue 24 Apr 2018

Today on the Green Desk, Producer Jack Marshall looks into climate change and plants, and how the little guys are fairing with the high levels of CO2 in the atmosphere

Protecting the Great Barrier Reef... with science

Great Barrier Reef Foundation Great Barrier Reef Foundation, 16.4 MB
Tue 10 Apr 2018

While the Great Barrier is pretty darn great, she’s in a bit of a sorry state as a result of the changing environment in which she sits.

The foundation has developed a ‘sun shield’, which is 50,000 times thinner than a human hair and completely biodegradable, the group hopes to use this film top of the water as a potential weapon in the fight to protect the Great Barrier Reef.
 

Holly Dove from the Kiwi Bottle Drive talks a bottle deposit system for NZ

The Kiwi Bottle Drive The Kiwi Bottle Drive, 15.48 MB
Tue 3 Apr 2018

Green Desk Captin Jack Marshell talks with Holly Dove, from the Kiwi Bottle Drive. Holly and her organisation are pushing to implement a bottle deposit system, with an aim to get more plastic recycled and less plastic in our environment and oceans. 

The Green Desk: We must save the frog to save ourselves.

The Green Desk: We must save the frog to save ourselves The Green Desk: We must save the frog to save ourselves, 7.43 MB
Tue 20 Mar 2018

On todays Green Desk, Producer Jack Marshall had a chat with Sam Gibson from Goodnature, a organisation which has created a self-resetting trap, with an aim to stop biodiversity decline throughout New Zealand, which humanely kills pests at the same time. Jack spoke to Sam about frogs, traps and all our wonderful New Zealand nature.

Green Desk: Killer Whales with Doctor Regina Eisert

Green Desk: Killer Whales with Doctor Regina Eisert Green Desk: Killer Whales with Doctor Regina Eisert, 16.1 MB
Tue 20 Feb 2018

Today on the Green Desk, Conor caught up with Dr Regina Eisert of the Universit of Canterbury's Gateway Antarctica programme. Reinga has just returned from a summer spent in Antarctica monitoring the patterns of Killer Whales, and shares her experiences of the project. 

The Green Desk: Save the Eel

The Green Desk: Save the Eel The Green Desk: Save the Eel , 17.03 MB
Tue 13 Feb 2018

Green Desk connoisseur Conor Mercer caught up with freshwater advocate for Forest and Bird Annabeth Cohen. They discussed the threat water drainage pumps are creating for our native eel population, as well as some interesting facts about how the slippery creatures breed.  

Kathryn Ngapo on why the proposed marina at Kennedy Point is a bad idea

Save Kennedy Point Save Kennedy Point, 17.19 MB
Tue 30 Jan 2018

Kelly Enright fills in for Conor Mercer today and speaks with Kathryn Ngapo, the co-chair of a Waiheke based organisation called Save Kennedy Point. SKP has organised a fundraiser to raise awareness of the decision by Auckland Council approving a marina at Kennedy Point. SKP believes it is detrimental to the history and culture of that area as well as extremely negative effects on the marine eco system. 

Oil exploration & Maui's dolphin

Oil exploration & Maui's dolphin Oil exploration & Maui's dolphin, 24.07 MB
Tue 23 Jan 2018

This week on the Green desk, Conor speaks with David Tong of the World Wildlife Fund.

They talk about the New Zealand government’s decision to offer a block contract for seismic oil exploration in the Taranaki,and the effects this could have on the Maui’s dolphin. He starts off by asking how far the habitat reaches, and how their current endangered state arrose.

Boat noise hinders marine life communication

Boat noise hinders marine life communication Boat noise hinders marine life communication , 7.14 MB
Tue 16 Jan 2018

Today on The Green Desk, Producer Conor speaks with Associate Professor Craig Radford about new research suggesting that ship noise reduces the communication space of marine animals.

 

Award winning Sustainable Coastlines

Award winning Sustainable Coastlines Award winning Sustainable Coastlines, 14.57 MB
Tue 12 Dec 2017

Today on The Green Desk, Producer Conor speaks with Sam Judd from Sustainable Coastlines about the selection of their Flagship Education Centre into the Energy Globe awards, to be held early next year in Tehran, Iran.

Conor started off by asking Sam to explain the process behind the Flagship Education Centre, a sustainable building on Wynyard Quarter.